Former general manager pleads “no contest” to embezzlement
Former Indian Valley Community Services District General Manager Leanna May Moore pleaded “no contest” to felony embezzlement and forgery charges Friday afternoon in Plumas County Superior Court.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, the case represented the largest embezzlement of public funds in the history of Plumas County.
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Peninsula explosion burn victim identified
Samantha P. HawthorneStaff Writer
|Friends and family of burn victim David Beavers are trying to raise money to assist in his recovery after a propane tank exploded in his face June 2. Photo submitted
To many who have come to know his story, Ferrellgas service technician David Beavers is a hero. A routine tank exchange June 2 on Peninsula Drive left Beavers with second- and third-degree burns all over his body — the replacement tank exploded while he was making the exchange. Despite this, he risked further injury by trying to stop the tank from causing additional damage, and helping the family escape without injury.
According to Peninsula Fire Protection District’s assistant chief, Bob Phillips, the young man called out to homeowners Mike and Diane Moe to “get out of the house and away from the scene.” Thanks to his fast reflexes, the family and their pets got out safely.
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Agencies practice wildland fire response
Debra MooreStaff Writer
|The Plumas County Office of Emergency Services, the Plumas National Forest and the Meadow Valley Fire Department lead a host of local fire departments and other agencies during a wildland fire training exercise. Photos submitted
Since it’s not a question of if, but when a fire will break out near a Plumas County community, local officials organized the largest drill ever held in the area.
“It was the first full-scale exercise in 25 years held in Plumas County,” said Jerry Sipe, the county’s director of the office of emergency services.
Sipe’s office, along with the Plumas National Forest and the Meadow Valley Volunteer Fire Department, coordinated the June 1 event that included a host of agencies.
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Hundreds of "extras" needed for special filming Friday night at Town Hall Theatre
Plumas Arts is producing a video about the Town Hall Theatre for the "Save Our Theatre—Go Digital" funding campaign so that they can spread the word near and far.
And they need hundreds of people to help.
They are filming a scene mimicking a crowd that formed at the theatre for the 1936 re-opening (when it was rebuilt after the fire). So they will need lots of people to fill the sidewalk.
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Board begins budget discussions - Sheriff shares scathing comments for latest music fest
Two topics dominated the Board of Supervisors’ June 6 meeting: the 2014-15 budget and Belden music festivals.
Department heads and elected officials filled the boardroom as the county’s budget consultant, Susan Scarlett, reviewed preliminary numbers for the next fiscal year.
Based on anticipated revenues and expenditures, the county is looking at a $3.3 million budget shortfall. That compares to a $1.7 million shortfall that the supervisors faced a year ago.
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Meadow Valley Firewise Community Meeting
The community is invited to discuss the recent Meadow Valley wildland fire drill and other important Firewise community information this Thursday, June 19 from 7-8:00 pm. The meeting is being held at the Meadow Valley Church to insure access for people with special needs.
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